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Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt's move to St Louis, Cubs not

Dec. 11, 2018 11:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, not so much. St. Louis acquired the six-time All-Star first baseman from the Diamondbacks last week for pitcher Luke Weaver,...

Red Sox moving AL MVP Betts from leadoff to second slot

Dec. 11, 2018 11:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here along the Strip, the Boston Red Sox are placing their bets on a new leadoff man. AL MVP Mookie Betts will hit second next year, a season after he led the big leagues in batting average and slugging percentage from the top spot. Andrew Benintendi will move up a slot and hit first for...

Cubs' Maddon studying 'Managing Millennials for Dummies'

Dec. 11, 2018 10:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is "Managing Millennials for Dummies." The Chicago Cubs manager will head to spring training just after his 65th birthday, a generation or two removed from his players and entering the final season of his contract. "You always...

Royals, Hamilton finalize $5.25M contract

Dec. 11, 2018 10:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow Hamilton to better use his speed than...

Pujols, Ohtani make progress from season-ending surgeries

Dec. 11, 2018 10:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has been cleared to do extensive upper body work and also has begun low-impact lower body exercises as he recovers from surgery on his left knee and right elbow. Pujols isn't yet ready to swing a bat but continues to progress as he works with a...

Callaway says it's OK for Cano not to run out grounders

Dec. 11, 2018 9:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Half a loaf is better than none for New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway when it comes to Robinson Cano. New York's new second baseman has been criticized at times for not running hard to first base when he hits infield grounders. Callaway says the 36-year-old is just protecting his body...

Rays reopen ballpark site search; opening delayed until 2024

Dec. 11, 2018 9:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rays owner Stuart Sternberg will reopen the site search for a new ballpark after concluding plans for a stadium in Tampa's Ybor City area can't be finalized by this month's deadline. Sternberg said any new ballpark can't open until at least 2024 and the team must start thinking about where...

Heisman winner Murray thrills A's, except when he scrambles

Dec. 11, 2018 9:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes...

Herrmann, Athletics agree to $1 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 11, 2018 9:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and catcher Chris Herrmann have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract. General manager David Forst had put getting a catcher among his top to-do items, and the A's found one Tuesday at the winter meetings. The 31-year-old Herrmann played 36 games for Seattle last...

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

Dec. 11, 2018 8:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce...